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of the house. obviously, they don't agree on a number of issue. their big differences and principle differences. each gentleman was convinced there was a way to reach compromise. we came very close. that involved tough political decisions. it included a willingness to cut deeply in our discretionary spending. a willingness to reinform our entitlement programs and a willingness by republicans to find savings in our pentagon budget and saving tlus tax code to raise revv neufville that is what was on the table. we came very close. and we never walk away from those negotiations. we never issued any ultimatums and we believe that that grand compromise is still available if there is political will to do it. the reason why it ended, we brief, it is politically painful for everybody. the president realized he would take a lot of political heat if we got this grand bargain from his own party. certainly the speaker of the house might have. the president was willing to do that because he thought it was the right thing to do. we implore the speaker and other republicans to be willing to do that as well. lo
is not succeeding right now because our military is too big. by the way, people call it this military, hands off. it's not military. it's defense contractors, welfare for people who make weapons that we don't need. most of our weaponry is ridiculous. it's for fighting the russians in 1978. we don't need that. what would make this country stronger is economics. that's where the future is. that's what makes a country strong. if you're not strong economically, you're not going to be- >> that's where america is increasingly weak by comparison. >> this is one reason. we could solve this debt deficit problem if we do two simple things. tax the rich like they were taxed, not a hell of a lot more, just like under clinton. and bring the troops home. not just from iraq and afghanistan but we have a half a million troops on bases. >> how many do chinese have? >> none, i don't think. >> may have hardly anything, they have no imperialistic ambition. >> this is not the way you achieve it in this world. not the 14th century. >> i was in shanghai. this dinism you felt. this young millionaire, 125,000 millionaires i
disingenuous from somebody else. that's a pretty big chip to pull out. and i disagreed with that. and we -- >> what do you mean by that, do you think? >> i think when you understand the material, you understand it. and when you don't get it, you might think that i'm negative towards my own people. >> what also strikes me as strange is that i have met him five or six times on the show, and he has always been unbelievably courteous. comes back, chat, cup of coffee, have a laugh and yet he seems to attract, from all of his competitors, extraordinary amount of antipathy. >> there's not a -- there's not a union of super heroes amongst late night talk show hosts. i just met david letterman really for the first time i did his show. i waited 28 years to do it. i've known conan for a while. i know jimmy fallon, i know jimmy kimmel, i know craig ferguson and to a man, the one thing that we all agree on is that we are not all crazy about jay leno. >> why is that? >> i don't know. i think in our own personal dealings, some people get along and some people don't. >> is he much more competitive than p
military is too big. people call it the military and then it's hands off. it's not military. it's defense contractors. most of our weaponry is ridiculous. it's not -- it's for fighting the russians in 1978. we don't need that. what would make this country stronger is economics. that's where the future is. that's what makes a country strong. if you're not strong economically you are not -- >> piers: that's where america is increasingly weak. >> this is one reason. we could solve this debt deficit problem if we would do two simple things. tax the rich like they used to be taxed. not a hell of a lot more, just like they were under clinton and bring the troops home. not just from iraq and afghanistan, but we have half a million troops in bases across the world. >> piers: how many do the chinese have? >> none. they don't have troops. because they know this is not the way you achieve agemny in this world. >> piers: i did a documentary in shanghai recently. fascinating time to be out there. this dynamism that you felt along the city. one frosting young multi millionaire, 125,000 millionaires in
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